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Intercultural Communication by Ling Chen

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Panagiotis Sakellariou

25Translation as intercultural communication: Survey and analysis

Abstract: The issue of culture in the scientific study of translation was first raised in the early postwar period. Initial discussion, in the 1950s and 1960s, addressed the issue from a linguistic point of view and focused exclusively on the extralinguistic influences on translation equivalence. From the 1970s onwards, various intradisciplinary developments paved the way for a radical reorientation of translation studies. The issue of culture was raised anew in the 1990s, mainly under the influence of cultural studies, and provided a basis for experimenting with different perspectives and redefinitions of translation. The exclusive focus on the relation ...

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